Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

posted on November 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm

little boy eating

After a long day of work or running errands with the kids, cooking dinner might be the last thing you want to do.  Eating out can be expensive, so when you’ve got lots of hungry bellies to fill, why not fill a few of them for free? Here at R4M, we’ve compiled a list of chain restaurants where kids eat free. Browse through the days of the week listed below to view some awesome deals (but remember, many of these restaurants are independently owned and operated, so their participation in these kid’s meal programs may vary – call ahead to be sure):


Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Kids can eat free all day on Sunday!

Baja Fresh

baja fresh

Kids eat free with the purchase of any adult meal and beverage.

Firehouse Subs

Kids 12 and under eat free from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an adult purchase.



applebees cheesy bread

Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights (at participating locations.)  Additional kids eat for $1 each.


Kids 12 and under can choose anything from the kids’ menu for just $.99 on Mondays and Tuesdays.


IHOP create a face pancake

4 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids under 12 eat free with adult meal purchase.


chilis kids menu

Get two children’s entrees with one adult entree.


Golden Corral

chocolate fountain

Kids under 3 eat free every day!  Also, kids under 12 eat for $1.99 from 5pm – 9pm on Tuesdays.

Lone Star Steakhouse

Buy any one adult entree and receive up to two kid’s entrees for children ages 12 and under.


chick fil a kids meal

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., get a free kid’s meal with each adult purchase.



Kids eat free from 4pm – 10pm.

Texas Roadhouse

texas roadhouse

Kids 12 and under eat for free!

Famous Dave’s

beer-battered cod

Kids eat free ALL day!

Backyard Burger

backyard burger

Buy one adult combo meal and get a kid’s meal for children 12 years and under from 4 pm to close.



Get two kids meals for $.99 from 5pm – 8pm for children 12 and under.

Buffalo Wild Wings

buffalo wild wings

Kids 12 and under eat for $.99 from 5pm to 8pm.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Kids eat free all day Wednesday.

Firehouse Subs

Kids eat free with purchase of an adult combo.

Rainforest Cafe

rainforest cafe

Kids can eat at this fun restaurant for $1.99 all evening.


Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.


Captain D’s

Captain Ds seafood restaurant

2 kids meals free with each adult entree.



Kids eat free at select O’Charley’s locations Monday – Friday.


Steak ‘n Shake

steak 'n shake

On Saturdays (and Sundays) kids can eat free at Steak n’ Shake. You get one kids’ combo for free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Every Day


At Shoney’s, kids under 4 eat free every day!

Ci Ci’s Pizza Buffet

ci ci's

Kids under 3 eat free every day.


Free kid’s entree with the purchase of an adult meal.









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